acorn barnacle

noun a stalkless barnacle which attaches itself in large numbers to rocks, ships, and marine animals. [Genus Balanus.]

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  • acorn barnacle — any of a genus (Balanus) of stalkless barnacles that resemble acorns * * * …   Universalium

  • acorn barnacle — any of a genus (Balanus) of stalkless barnacles that resemble acorns …   English World dictionary

  • acorn-barnacle — aˈcorn shell or aˈcorn barnacle noun A sedentary crustacean of the genus Balanus • • • Main Entry: ↑acorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • acorn barnacle — noun barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones • Syn: ↑rock barnacle, ↑Balanus balanoides • Hypernyms: ↑barnacle, ↑cirriped, ↑cirripede • Member Holonyms: ↑Balanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • acorn barnacle. — See under barnacle1 (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • acorn barnacle. — See under barnacle1 (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • barnacle — barnacle1 barnacled, adj. /bahr neuh keuhl/, n. 1. any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, usually having a calcareous shell, being either stalked (goose barnacle) and attaching itself to ship bottoms and floating timber, or stalkless… …   Universalium

  • acorn shell — noun see acorn barnacle * * * acorn shell, British. a rock barnacle …   Useful english dictionary

  • acorn — n. the fruit of the oak, with a smooth nut in a rough cuplike base. Phrases and idioms: acorn barnacle a multivalve marine cirriped, Balanus balanoides, living on rocks. acorn worm any marine wormlike animal of the phylum Hemichordata, having a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acorn-shell — A corn shell , n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus {Balanus}. See {Barnacle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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